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Jan 26, 2009

(Human) Resource Management

Posted by in Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization | 5 Comments

Well, the numbers are crunched, sliced and diced, and our new research report on Resource Management Challenges has been posted on our website ... and while I can't say the results hold any big surprises, there are a few things I wanted to hold up and point at (which I will do, actually, in person,... Read More »

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Well, the numbers are crunched, sliced and diced, and our new research report on Resource Management Challenges has been posted on our website ... and while I can't say the results hold any big surprises, there are a few things I wanted to hold up and point at (which I will do, actually, in person,... Read More »

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Jan 25, 2009

Call Me Crazy ...

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Site News | 0 Comments

... but I seem to be facing the New Year - and the news cycle - with a sense of unreasonable optimism. Partly this is because I've been paging through all my favorite business and projects news sources deciding what to put in our blogroll (check it out in the right-hand column!) There are some... Read More »

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... but I seem to be facing the New Year - and the news cycle - with a sense of unreasonable optimism. Partly this is because I've been paging through all my favorite business and projects news sources deciding what to put in our blogroll (check it out in the right-hand column!) There are some... Read More »

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Dec 16, 2008

2009: Thoughts from - and for - the C-Level

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Governance, Project Management Office (PMO), Strategy Execution | 1 Comment

Whew! These are some challenging times. As I read the news daily I am struck by the fact that our economic woes are primarily management failures - failures in the areas of governance and strategy. This only inspires me to redouble my efforts to spread the word about integrating the strategic level of organizations with... Read More »

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Whew! These are some challenging times. As I read the news daily I am struck by the fact that our economic woes are primarily management failures - failures in the areas of governance and strategy. This only inspires me to redouble my efforts to spread the word about integrating the strategic level of organizations with... Read More »

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Dec 12, 2008

More About those Glimmers in the Darkness

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management | 0 Comments

[NB to my Faithful Readers: Wednesday's post that was truncated has been corrected! If you missed the last couple paragraphs, they are up there now. Technical difficulties ... !]In yesterday's post, I alluded to headlines in the business and technical press that made me feel there's a dawn simmering somewhere on the other... Read More »

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[NB to my Faithful Readers: Wednesday's post that was truncated has been corrected! If you missed the last couple paragraphs, they are up there now. Technical difficulties ... !]In yesterday's post, I alluded to headlines in the business and technical press that made me feel there's a dawn simmering somewhere on the other... Read More »

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Dec 10, 2008

Those Ups and Downs

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization | 0 Comments

One of my favorite scenes in movie history is from The Lion in Winter, which takes place at Christmas in the castle where Henry II (Peter O'Toole) has imprisoned his uppity spouse Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn). In the midst of a raging domestic battle over the king's mistress and his succession plans... Read More »

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One of my favorite scenes in movie history is from The Lion in Winter, which takes place at Christmas in the castle where Henry II (Peter O'Toole) has imprisoned his uppity spouse Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn). In the midst of a raging domestic battle over the king's mistress and his succession plans... Read More »

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Nov 20, 2008

My New Favorite PM Blog

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

... well, besides our own that is--is Paul Ritchie's/SAP's Crossderry blog, especially the PM Quote of the Day feature. Worth starting your day with a cuppa joe and some words of wisdom. Paul's wide-ranging net finds relevance to our work days in sources from Esther Dyson to Sappho. Kudos, Paul ... Read More »

... well, besides our own that is--is Paul Ritchie's/SAP's Crossderry blog, especially the PM Quote of the Day feature. Worth starting your day with a cuppa joe and some words of wisdom. Paul's wide-ranging net finds relevance to our work days in sources from Esther Dyson to Sappho. Kudos, Paul ... Read More »

Nov 17, 2008

Hard Times Call for Agility

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management | 8 Comments

For an old-time print-publishing dinosaur like myself, publishing on a blog is the very essence of agility. The ability to “converse” with readers in real time seems as magical to me as the telephone must have seemed to a generation of folks accustomed to the pace of letter-writing. It also has an element... Read More »

For an old-time print-publishing dinosaur like myself, publishing on a blog is the very essence of agility. The ability to “converse” with readers in real time seems as magical to me as the telephone must have seemed to a generation of folks accustomed to the pace of letter-writing. It also has an element... Read More »

Nov 3, 2008

Measurement Answers the Question: Are Your Strategy and Processes Working?

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Performance Measurement | 10 Comments

Without proper performance measurement, there's no way to know. That's why we need to measure performance. Yet the question persists:  Does the cost of measurement pay for the value?  My response is a classic one … it depends.  It depends on who's asking you to measure…and why?... Read More »

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Without proper performance measurement, there's no way to know. That's why we need to measure performance. Yet the question persists:  Does the cost of measurement pay for the value?  My response is a classic one … it depends.  It depends on who's asking you to measure…and why?... Read More »

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